Guildford Jazz

Bringing the best in live jazz to Guildford

Winter 2021: News Update

We’re very much looking forward to our final concerts of the year, and are busy planning the new season for 2022. All our events are running at under full capacity at the moment, and we have COVID policies in place in each venue so do check out the listing below for details and tickets, and join our mailing list to keep in touch with our latest news. We look forward to seeing you soon!

“Keeping the spirit of jazz alive in these troubled times” **** (review by Trevor Bannister, published by TheJazzMann)

Dec 1st Gabriel Latchin Trio's Swinging Christmas

​Chase away the winter chill with an evening of heart-warming collection of swinging Christmas tunes in the atmospheric setting of historic St Mary’s Church in the heart of Guildford.

Expect new arrangements of classic favourites as Latchin delivers his signature straight-ahead style. This truly is a seasonal feast for the jazz fans!

Tickets £18 (£16 for Members)

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Dec 16th Christmas Concert with POLLY GIBBONS

A highlight of the Guildford Jazz calendar, this year’s Christmas concert in the beautiful setting of St John’s Church features the soulful charismatic singing star, POLLY GIBBONS, twice nominated as Best Jazz Vocalist by JAZZ FM and the BBC and acclaimed and located in the USA for the last five years .

With Ronnie Scott’s JAMES PEARSON on piano, GEORGE DOUBLE on drums and Marianne Windham on bass

Not to be missed!

Tickets £18 (£16 for Members)

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Jan 12th LATIN JAZZ SALSA WITH HEADS SOUTH

Heads South plays superb Latin Jazz combining Cuban and other Latin rhythms with distinctive melodies in an exhilarating repertoire of original and classic tunes. The Band is led by John Harriman on piano/organ and features top UK trumpeter Steve Waterman, Venezuelan bassist Adolfredo Pulido, Cuban percussionist Chino Martell Morgan on congas, bongos, cajon, guiro and Buster Birch on drums, timbale, castanets, frame drum.

Think Buena Vista Social Club in a smaller package!

Tickets £18 (£16 for Members, 50% discount for students ), meals from Mandira’s Kitchen £10

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“Guildford Jazz is a beacon of light in supporting and promoting live jazz locally: a thriving community arts organisation hosting performances from some of the top jazz musicians in the country while at the same time building strong community links with local musicians, schools and charities. It’s growing audiences are testament to their success and I am delighted to support them as patron.”

Bill Bruford, Patron of Guildford Jazz.

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